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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holy, Holy, Holy

Good Morning friends! This is the other little stitch I was up to last weekend.
This great little pattern can be found in the JCS 2011 Christmas Ornaments Issue. It is called Holy, Holy, Holy by Summer House Stitche Workes. I stitched it one over one on 32ct mystery linen. I really like the colors.
I showed it to you with Emerson's Kairos necklace. This is a Jerusalem Cross.

Sometimes you just have to say, "Wait a minute!!!", and then you stitch something totally and completely for yourself! That's what I did here. I had plans of making up a snow globe for myself LAST year. Well, since I need a night time project to stitch in front of the kids(remember I am stitching up Henries during the day time?), I told myself this wouldn't take long and I was not going to wait another winter!!

I have other gifts to make up, yes. But, hey sometimes I want SOMETHING for me too! ;) So here it is in the snow globe all finished up.
Every time I look at it, guess what goes through my head? Yup!
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

I started stitching up another small design for the other side. This pattern has nothing to do with the first. I didn't think it has to, since they are on opposite sides. A little variety. ;)

Jo recently asked what my favorite top five designs from the JCS Christmas Ornaments Issue are. So here ya go, in the order they appear in the magazine.
Peace by Blackbird Designs
Ewe-le Tide Greetings by Mosey 'n Me
Baby Cardinal by The Victoria Sampler-Designs by Cathy Jean
Not Even a Mouse by Little by Little Design Co.
The Golden Circle by Gentle Pursuit Designs

That was fun Jo! She got the idea from fellow bloggers. What are YOUR favorites from this ornament issue? =)

Well, off to stitch Henry #2. Wanna see Henry #1?
one over one on pale green 30ct linen
Sorry the picture is a bit washed out, I took it in the bright afternoon light streaming through the window. I think the second and third ones will stitch up faster, since I was tweaking my design and my colors as I went with this. I used six different shades of apricot for this little squirt. ;) I am pleased with how he turned out.♥

Have a wonderful, stitchtastic day my friends! Thanks for your kind words.

Stitching and praying,
"Do you guys have any treats? They are putting me on a diet here! Help!!"


Jackie's Stitches said...

The over one stitching looks so very tiny!

Margaret said...

Love your Henry I ! Very nice! Love your snow globe too -- such a pretty design! I like the designs you chose as your favorites from the JCS ornament issue. I like a whole lot of those as well. I think a few of them are favorites of mine as well! Too bad I never get around to stitching any. Hope you are doing better.

Giovanna said...

Cute finishes - well done!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Over one pieces always look so elegant! Nicely finished!

Carol said...

Such beautiful finishes, Vickie--and that sweet over one Henry just melts my heart :)

Varla Lee said...

Amèn...Holy is our Lord!! Beautiful. I love you stitch thinking on our King, that made me feel so many tender about Him. Lovely all the cross stitch sammplers that you are showing us today. And the little hunnies are so hugeble!! Hehe ^_^

Beth said...

The snow globe idea is so clever! I like the Mosey sheep and Homespun cat ornaments.

Furry Bottoms said...

WOW, you've been so busy!!!! Everything looks so good!

Minnie said...

Beautiful snow globe design, I've never seen that before. Poor Mable, looks so sad.

Justine said...

That snow globe is beautiful! How lovely that you thought of Him as you stitched.

cucki said...

Aww such a sweet globe design cute..
Everything looks so lovely
Big hugs x

Catherine said...

Great finishes!! Love the one of sweet Henry!

Simply Victoria said...

How can your kids not love their Henry ornies?! So cute!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww that little face is so cute. :)

Love your stitching.

Ohhh I too like the Blackbird design Christmas ornament. I keep saying I am gonna stitch it…one day…one day.

Blessings sweet friend

Lillie said...

Beautiful stitching, love the globe finishing.

Henry is such a cutie.
Poor Mable, hugs there!

Myra said...

Your snowglobe looks wonderful!

Teresa S. said...

That snowglobe was a wonderful idea! And I love that hymn too :)

Brigitte said...

Very beautiful, your finishes. The over one Henry is so sweet!
I'm getting more and more curious to finally see the new JCS ornament issue. Last time when I wanted to order it it hadn't arrived at the online store where I usually buy it. Now I must go and see if it has come. Love your choice!

Mii Stitch said...

The Henry stitching is just sooo cute!!!!

Chris said...

Wonderful snow globe finish Vickie! Fabulous!
I love your ornament issue choices, I need to look at this issue again.

butterfly said...

Hi there Vickie , WOW love the snow globe Your stitching over one is fab, big hugs.

Jane said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!
One over one on 32count, I feel faint, just soooo small but what a wonderful job you've made of your projects.
Love the snowglobe and why not stitch something for yourself, it's nice to have our hard work on show around us.
Hugs to Mabel and Henry xxx

Michelle said...

Your stitching is lovely - yes I too like the Blackbird Design Peace one x

Andrea said...

Love your snowglobe finish, such a great idea.

Unknown said...

I cannot see the holes stitching on 32ct too dificult for me. You did a great jod and your holy, holy, holy is amazing! I just don't know how you made the globe...I'm really curious about that.
The dog is very cute too :D
Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Great stitching and I love the snow globe finish - it really is something special!

Sally said...

I love your snow globe finish Vickie. It is beautiful.

There are so many I like in the ornament magazine that I'm not sure I could pick a top 5. I will have to try it though!

KimM said...

So sweet!!! You've been busy!

moreofhim said...

So beautiful! I love your snow globe! What a beautiful reminder of the cross. :)

Blessings - Julie

Melanie said...

Awwww! Stitchy Henry is adorable. :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the snow globe design, such a clever way to display a piece. Who can resist picking up a snow globe amd having a swirl?

Thanks for sharing your Top Five, I like the BBD and the mini cardinal too.

Poor Mabel, would she like a virtual treat? Sorry I can't send a real one down the line!

Shirlee said...

Henry turned out beautifully : )

Anonymous said...

I love everything!